Syria disarmament team launches mission

A disarmament team is to arrive Tuesday in Damascus on a mission to destroy Syria's chemical arsenal, a day after UN experts wrapped up their investigation of alleged gas attacks. Duration: 00:45 Oct 1, 2013

S. Korea stages huge military parade

South Korea stages its largest military display for a decade, as President Park Geun-Hye warns of the "very grave" threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. Duration: 00:40 Oct 1, 2013

Madagascar's Rajoelina 'proud' of record in office

Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina, barred from running in upcoming elections, says the presidential race is likely to be decided by a second round of voting and rules out a return of his rival, ex-president Marc Ravalomanana. Duration: 00:47 Oct 1, 2013

Clashes break out at Rio teacher protests

Clashes broke out on Monday night between security forces and hundreds of teachers who had been protesting in Rio de Janeiro to demand better working conditions and higher pay, with the support of Black Bloc anarchists. Duration: 00:44 Oct 1, 2013

Cage-fighter aims to strike blow for Asian women

A young Singaporean is hoping her fast hands and feet can strike a blow for Asian women when she joins the region's tiny ranks of female cage-fighters next month. Duration: 01:11 Oct 1, 2013

Netanyahu: Israel ready to tackle Iran 'alone'

Israel is ready to act "alone" to stop Iran getting a nuclear bomb, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday, warning a UN summit against believing Iran's new leader. Oct 1, 2013

Italians at a loss as government hit by new crisis

Once loyal supporters of Italy's Silvio Berlusconi spoke out against him as Prime Minister Enrico Letta worked on Tuesday to shore up support on the eve of a crucial confidence vote in parliament. Italians are at a loss as to what to think. Oct 1, 2013

Chilean right-wing candidate unveils platform

Chile's right-wing candidate Evelyn Matthei submitted her government proposal on Tuesday ahead of the presidential elections on November 17. She will be running against former socialist president Michelle Bachelet. Duration: 00:33 Oct 1, 2013